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I thought Napoleon planted plane trees to shade his troops.

You can cycle for many kms shaded by huge planes in the centre south.

  Stuart

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1 hour ago, Ty Korrigan said:

I thought Napoleon planted plane trees to shade his troops.

You can cycle for many kms shaded by huge planes in the centre south.

  Stuart

I would say Waterloo were bit further north mate, didn't do him any good neither did it ! But certainly first General that took an Eco view of the land. K

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Awaits incisive reply from Eggs.......

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1 hour ago, Khriss said:

But certainly first General that took an Eco view of the land. K

I suppose that he had certain advantages implementing his tree planting strategy though.

 

I can't imagine that he suffered many complaints that the trees were too big and casting shade on peoples patios or birds in the trees were crapping on peoples carts! :lol:

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21 hours ago, Khriss said:

@Gary Prentice I think most of his complaints came from the troops freezing their balls off, outside Moscow ;) k

Now if he'd planted more trees, firewood wouldn't have been an issue.  Just think, the world would have been a different place.

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1 hour ago, Gary Prentice said:

Now if he'd planted more trees, firewood wouldn't have been an issue.  Just think, the world would have been a different place.

You mean french to the east as well as French to the south? 🙂 

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4 hours ago, Gary Prentice said:

Now if he'd planted more trees, firewood wouldn't have been an issue.  Just think, the world would have been a different place.

.....indeed, fancy Europe under a nasty little dictator....... oh.. ;) k

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On 29/04/2019 at 21:15, Mick Dempsey said:

Sorry Paul!

 

Comes with the territory I guess.

 

I see loads of pics on social media of “poor work” and sure, a good bit of it is grim.

 

One in particular I even joined in on.

 

Countless comments lampooning a very short back and sides on a large goat willow in a small garden.

 

Usual stuff, but not one person mentioned the species, and when I raised it was told that it was “not exactly best practice though is it?”

 

How can Bs3998 be relevant to a back garden goat willow and a large beech like treevolution just posted?

 

If you (the AA) started illustrating different pruning regimes for different species I believe it would be held in higher regard, more like a knowledgeable boss who you learn from rather than a pseudo-government body with pie in the sky diktats.

 

Just debating Paul, no offence intended.😀

 

 

 

Personally I have always taken the british standards as a guide rather than law, to be adjusted as suits per species and spec/customers needs, based on the experience of the individual. I believe with anything like this there has to be a basic standard for people to follow. Its not plausible to put out a standard and then include a million caveats for every likely scenario we encounter.

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4 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

Personally I have always taken the british standards as a guide rather than law, to be adjusted as suits per species and spec/customers needs, based on the experience of the individual. I believe with anything like this there has to be a basic standard for people to follow. Its not plausible to put out a standard and then include a million caveats for every likely scenario we encounter.

I don’t see why it’s such an impossible task to collate a database of species with reaction to pruning cross referencing that against age of tree, season pruning is to take place, likely vitality, possible time frames for re inspection etcetera? 

 

Most of it is well known to anyone in the business for a few years.

 

Look at the fungi database on here, done by the Hump in his spare time iirc.

 

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I don’t see why it’s such an impossible task to collate a database of species with reaction to pruning cross referencing that against age of tree, season pruning is to take place, likely vitality, possible time frames for re inspection etcetera? 
 
Most of it is well known to anyone in the business for a few years.
 
Look at the fungi database on here, done by the Hump in his spare time iirc.
 


Crack on with it then Mick. You seem to have a lot of spare time...
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